Tuesday, May 5, 2009

1 Down...Several to Go!

I am so proud of myself this year! I decided to go back to school. And not just any school...Mississippi State!

That may not seem like much to you, but I had this terror of attending a large university. Before I attended East Mississippi Community College and it reminded me much of High School. All in one building...simple enough...I had to get out of school because if you have a family, you are very much aware of how hard it is to have a family and go to school. Finances were a big part as well. So I went back to work for a bank.

Realizing I wanted to better myself...I applied for a position at Mississippi State and God's graces brought me to where I am today! Closer to Christmas, I decided I wanted to go back to school to become a teacher if all the doors would open that way.

Ok...I have to explain...When I graduated high school I received a scholarship to MSU. It wasn't much of one, but it was thoughtful for the teachers to pick me out of 200-300 kids. When I went to enroll at MSU, fear set in. I mean...MSU is a BIG campus! Plus, when I went to register and sign here, go there, you have to have this, you must get that, before I could start...it became such a chore and headache that I threw my hands up and said...forget it! I did not attend college that next year. Instead, I worked.

So up to date--when I started working for MSU, I realized all the opportunities of becoming a State Employee. You can go to school for free! There are stipulations as with anything...but for the most part, it was HOPE! MSU will pay for you to attend 2 classes a semester, but one of those classes has to be after work hours and one can be during work hours. I don't lose any pay which covers the financial part and I'm getting closer each semester to my dream job! Who could pass this up. So I decided the end of 2008 to do the school thing. Granted, I am older than most of the students attending (good thing I don't look my age).

I just completed my first semester! I started off with a "math" class and passed!! I'm so proud of myself! Not only that, I was accepted to the College of Education and I'm on my way to becoming the teacher I can't wait to be!

Now I'm set up for the Summer and Fall semesters. Wish me luck and I'll keep you informed!


  1. Hey Courtney,
    Didn't know you had a blog. Your format looks great!
    Congrats on the completion of this semester. After the first one the rest are all a breeze, right? (:

  2. Congrats on making it through your first semester! I'm proud of you! Love ya!